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ERIC Number: ED023674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 49
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Poetry for Today's Child.
Carlson, Ruth Kearney
Ways of introducing children to the pleasures and value of poetry are discussed in this publication. Following a brief survey of various kinds of poems and the needs satisfied by poetry, some of the vocabulary and technical elements of poetic design--meter, stanza, rhyme, figures of speech, and selected verse forms--are explained and illustrated. The largest section of the book includes 66 short poems for classroom use arranged under 11 headings (e.g., "Language Arts,""Togetherness,""Nature and Eternity"). Five levels of response to poetry are suggested as study objectives: enjoying rhythm, melody, and story; seeing personal experiences mirrored in poetry; experiencing unfamiliar worlds; understanding symbolism and hidden meanings; and responding with sensitivity to patterns and literary style. Also suggested are means of increasing children's responses to poetry through the imaginative use of colors, recordings of natural sounds, class field trips, experiments with Haiku verse, and student tape recordings. (LH)
F. A. Owen Publishing Company, Dansville, New York 14437 ($1.25).
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